Mayor Lee Advises Chick-Fil-A: S.F. Location Bad Idea

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"#ChickFilA doesn't share San Francisco's values & strong commitment to equality for everyone."
"#ChickFilA doesn't share San Francisco's values & strong commitment to equality for everyone."

As the LA Times reported late last week, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was the third politician to jump on the Chick-Fil-A bandwagon and publicly admonish the company for its anti-gay stance. Said the Mayor via Twitter: “Very disappointed #ChickFilA doesn’t share San Francisco’s values & strong commitment to equality for everyone,” followed by “Closest #ChickFilA to San Francisco is 40 miles away & I strongly recommend that they not try to come any closer.”

As the Scoop notes, the nearest Chick-fil-A, to which Lee is referring, is in Fairfield, and locations in Walnut Creek, Santa Rosa and San Jose are currently in progress. SFist points out that the idea of a Chick-Fil-A opening in San Francisco is farfetched anyway: “We can’t even open a Wendy’s in this town much less some get-er-dun, obesity-spreading chicken hawker.”

Previously, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino told Chick-fil-A that a potential location in Boston was no longer welcome, but he later backpedaled, conceding that there’s nothing he could legally do to stop the company from opening a franchise there. Then, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, issued a statement in support of a local alderman, who warned that he would block a second franchise from opening in his ward, saying “Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values.”

San Francisco is the third city to tell Chick-fil-A: Keep out [LA Times]

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Mayor Lee Advises Chick-Fil-A: S.F. Location Bad Idea